As my grama likes to say, " They lied, its not the Golden Years-- Its the Rusty Years!"
But for your feet it doesn't have to be.
Ignoring things or toughing it out is not the solution, with many foot conditions you will have a better outcome if you treat the discomfort early on. Inserts, at home stretching and shoe choice can be largely beneficial long term.
Some preventative treatment and prompt attention to foot conditions can help keep you walking, rust-free, for years and years.
Advanced Foot and Ankle